July 22, 2008

Monterey Gourmet Foods to Announce Second Quarter 2008 Results on August 7, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time

Monterey Gourmet Foods (NASDAQ: PSTA) intends to release its second quarter 2008 financial results on Thursday, August 7, 2008. The company plans to host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss these results. Eric Eddings, chief executive officer, and Scott Wheeler, chief financial officer, will deliver prepared remarks and conduct a question and answer session.

To listen to the call live, please dial 800-857-6028 at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference and mention participant pass code "Monterey." The call is also being webcast live at www.montereygourmetfoods.com.

The call will be archived and available for replay for 90 days from the "Investor Relations" section of the company's website at http://www.montereygourmetfoods.com. A telephone replay will also be available until midnight PT on November 7th by dialing 866-361-4941. No pass code is required.

About Monterey Gourmet Foods (NASDAQ: PSTA)

Monterey Gourmet Foods manufactures USDA inspected, fresh gourmet refrigerated food products at its integrated 133,000 square foot corporate headquarters, distribution, and manufacturing facilities in Salinas (Monterey County), CA; Seattle, WA; and Eugene, OR. Monterey Gourmet Foods has national distribution of its products, which are sold under the brands Monterey Pasta, CIBO Naturals, Emerald Valley Kitchen, Sonoma Cheese and Casual Gourmet in more than 10,000 retail and club stores throughout the United States and selected regions of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. For more information about Monterey Gourmet Foods, visit www.MontereyGourmetFoods.com.

 Company Contacts: Monterey Gourmet Foods Eric Eddings Chief Executive Officer Email Contact  Scott Wheeler Chief Financial Officer Email Contact (206) 622-1016  Investor Relations Contacts: Lippert / Heilshorn & Associates Kirsten Chapman Email Contact  Christiane Pelz Email Contact (415) 433-3777  

SOURCE: Monterey Gourmet Foods